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Grant's attempt to destroy the Army of Northern Virginia through force of numbers in a huge frontal attack.

It failed, and the Siege of Petersburg draged on for many more months. Grant later said that Coldharbour was his biggest mistake and his biggest regret.



Grant's offensive against Cold Harbor aiming to outflank the Confederate position behind the Totopotomoy River forced Lee to extend southward his defensive line for further 12 kilometres to prevent the menace.

His counter rmove was successful but the vital position of Cold Harbor remained in Unionist's hand and Lee's freedom of movement turned out to be further reduced, which meant a prize for Grant's strategy.

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